by Marion Nestle
Nov 12 2008

Calorie labeling updates

As calorie labeling initiatives spread across the country, it’s fun to keep track of them.  The latest is Westchester County, New York.  The easiest way to get the complete list is from the menu labeling web page produced by Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).

April 9 update: Ulster County New York has just passed one.  Here’s the latest map from CSPI.

May 6 update: Here’s where to track CSPI’s 2009 legislative summaries.

May 13 update: Massachusetts passes labeling law.  That’s the second one (California did this back in September but it doesn’t go into effect until 2011).

  • Rockland County, NY has just proposed its own legislation on calorie counts on menu boards, but the one to watch is in Nashville. Its bill would likely cover its public school system and its chains of movie theaters. This is the one to watch.

    Rick Tannenbaum

  • Guess what? The State of Oregon just passed a sweeping menu-labeling law STATEWIDE (HB 2726)! Congrats to Nancy Becker, Mel Rader, CSPI, and everyone who worked hard to get this passed… Oregon is (I believe) the second state in the US (after Cali) to pass such regulations throughout the State! tres bon, n’est pas? -Janet!